TimS
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Tuesday, July 12, 2022 9:55:37 PM

Originally Posted by: idj20 



Or inside a giant tupperware box left at room temperature. 

Exactly that. One of the worst weather types, just behind the drizzly but mild November day when the dog dirt is cunningly hidden by squished fallen leaves, and the day-long cold downpour when it scarcely gets light.


Brockley, South East London 30m asl
MRazzell
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 7:34:09 AM

Originally Posted by: fairweather 

Days like today are a waste of life. Dull, 31C, humid. The only thing that you can do of any use is trying to find ways of avoiding it. Why anybody would want more than blue skies and 22-25C is beyond me.

 

Agree with you there FW, you can't beat a fresh, sunny spring/autumn day. I may be outspoken but i prefer winter to high summer with the exception of the shorter days which can be bothersome at times.

 

My gripe with the current conditions;

Cracks opening in the old walls of the house as the clay subsoil dries out...

Lawn parched and rough...

A few local trees now dead from dehydration...

Water bill almost certainly double this quarter...

 

I can cope with most weather and do enjoy a good hot spell but its the overall lack of rain here in the SE that is killing it at the moment.


Matt.
Saint Snow
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 10:01:28 AM

I've got keen eyes on NW Scotland for the end of July/beginning of August.

Hoping for high pressure to be centrered either over, just north of, or just east of Scotland. I'd be happy with temps around 21/22/23c and some sunny days. It's not aking for the world!

It's in range of the GFS and [just] ECM.

It's not looking promising one bit. Unsettled and temps 16-18c 

Long way to go, but I won't build my hopes up.

Still, perhaps sh*te and cold weather will convince the rest of my family (who outvoted me on destination choice this summer for our main holiday; I wanted france again, for a better chance of heat and sun) to abandon their romanticism for Scotland, and we can go back to the French Atlantic coast next summer.


Martin

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roadrunnerajn
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 10:05:27 AM

Originally Posted by: Saint Snow 

I've got keen eyes on NW Scotland for the end of July/beginning of August.

Hoping for high pressure to be centrered either over, just north of, or just east of Scotland. I'd be happy with temps around 21/22/23c and some sunny days. It's not aking for the world!

It's in range of the GFS and [just] ECM.

It's not looking promising one bit. Unsettled and temps 16-18c 

Long way to go, but I won't build my hopes up.

Still, perhaps sh*te and cold weather will convince the rest of my family (who outvoted me on destination choice this summer for our main holiday; I wanted france again, for a better chance of heat and sun) to abandon their romanticism for Scotland, and we can go back to the French Atlantic coast next summer.

Isn't August classed as Autumn in Scotland… 


Helston Cornwall 62m asl. Land of the eternal spring (13c and overcast mizzle)
Northern Sky
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 10:06:51 AM

Originally Posted by: Saint Snow 

I've got keen eyes on NW Scotland for the end of July/beginning of August.

Hoping for high pressure to be centrered either over, just north of, or just east of Scotland. I'd be happy with temps around 21/22/23c and some sunny days. It's not aking for the world!

It's in range of the GFS and [just] ECM.

It's not looking promising one bit. Unsettled and temps 16-18c 

Long way to go, but I won't build my hopes up.

Still, perhaps sh*te and cold weather will convince the rest of my family (who outvoted me on destination choice this summer for our main holiday; I wanted france again, for a better chance of heat and sun) to abandon their romanticism for Scotland, and we can go back to the French Atlantic coast next summer.

I've seen a breakdown to rain in England and an improvement in Scotland many a time in August. I'm keeping an eye on the models for a few nights on the West coast - Ardnamurchan hopefully - but I'm only driving up there if the weather is good. It really would be ideal to enjoy some sunshine in Scotland while my garden and allotment gets a good soaking at home 

Charmhills
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 10:07:10 AM

NW Scotland is a lovely place in the summer over looking the North Atlantic.


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Duane.



Saint Snow
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 10:11:51 AM

Originally Posted by: Charmhills 

NW Scotland is a lovely place in the summer over looking the North Atlantic.

 

It looks beautiful, Duane (we're due to be right on the coast, not far from Mallaig, overlooking the sea and the Small Isles).

Looks way better bathed in sunshine, though  and being warm enough for me to swim/paddleboard in that turquoise sea without a wetsuit...


Martin

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"How can wealth persuade poverty to use its political freedom to keep wealth in power? Here lies the whole art of Conservative politics."

Aneurin Bevan

Saint Snow
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 10:15:54 AM

Originally Posted by: Northern Sky 

 

I've seen a breakdown to rain in England and an improvement in Scotland many a time in August. I'm keeping an eye on the models for a few nights on the West coast - Ardnamurchan hopefully - but I'm only driving up there if the weather is good. It really would be ideal to enjoy some sunshine in Scotland while my garden and allotment gets a good soaking at home 

 

We'll be a bit further north than even that!

Looks lovely - https://vimeo.com/273994078?embedded=true&source=vimeo_logo&owner=926255

 

 

 

 


Martin

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"How can wealth persuade poverty to use its political freedom to keep wealth in power? Here lies the whole art of Conservative politics."

Aneurin Bevan

warrenb
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 12:49:33 PM

Originally Posted by: Gavin D 

Around 25 firefighters are tackling two simultaneous grass fires in Croydon according to Sky News

Nine engines fighting a fire near the Dartford Crossing also.

richardabdn
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 2:57:45 PM

Well this has been yet another epic fail. An unmitigated disaster.

27C at 9am should have seen the record smashed but yet again the overcast comes into ruin things 

Horrible cloud fest day again. The sun is now shining through thin high cloud after being almost entirely absent since 9:30am but the temperature is actually falling and is the lowest it's been all day at 24.5C 

Yet again we have failed to reach 28C, a value that was not only reached during 1976, 1995 and 2006 but also during unexceptional summers like 1950, 1958 and 1986.

The only records that come close to be equalled in summer these days are cold records.

Utterly awful day and 'heatwave'. 0/10.


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westv
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 3:04:58 PM

Originally Posted by: warrenb 

 

Nine engines fighting a fire near the Dartford Crossing also.

The heat doesn't deter arsonists.


At least it will be mild!
Saint Snow
Thursday, July 21, 2022 10:53:14 AM

Originally Posted by: westv 

 

The heat doesn't deter arsonists.

 

Stupid comment


Martin

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Saint Snow
Thursday, July 21, 2022 10:57:10 AM

I think I'm going to be using this thread a lot.

Latest few runs show the max temp for NW Scotland, where I'm f*ckwittedly going to spend my bloody so-called summer holiday, as 14-15c for its entirety.

No, I tell a lie. The day we travel home, it shows some warming-up.

I'm going to divorce my family for wanting this.


Martin

Home: St Helens (26m asl) Work: Manchester (75m asl)

A TWO addict since 14/12/01

"How can wealth persuade poverty to use its political freedom to keep wealth in power? Here lies the whole art of Conservative politics."

Aneurin Bevan

DEW
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Thursday, July 21, 2022 11:01:24 AM

Originally Posted by: Saint Snow 

I think I'm going to be using this thread a lot.

Latest few runs show the max temp for NW Scotland, where I'm f*ckwittedly going to spend my bloody so-called summer holiday, as 14-15c for its entirety.

No, I tell a lie. The day we travel home, it shows some warming-up.

I'm going to divorce my family for wanting this.

Give my regards to the midges


"Quick zephyrs blow, vexing daft Jim" - another weather pangram
Saint Snow
Thursday, July 21, 2022 12:03:34 PM

Originally Posted by: DEW 

 

Give my regards to the midges

 

We're on the coast (like, about 300m back from a beach) and the reports from around that area are that the midges aren't a problem. Inland, yes it's a major issue - put it this way, I'll drive through the Great Glen, but won't get out of the car and be a smorgasbord.

 


Martin

Home: St Helens (26m asl) Work: Manchester (75m asl)

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"How can wealth persuade poverty to use its political freedom to keep wealth in power? Here lies the whole art of Conservative politics."

Aneurin Bevan

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